Bayern Munich will wrap up the qualification to the Champions League knockout stages if they can add three more points against Viktoria Plzen. You can live-bet on the Champions League betting action by using our sportsbook. We’ve plenty of Champions League predictions for you to consider.
Viktoria Plzen: Decent Home Record
With zero points to their name and 12 goals allowed in three games, Plzen is sitting last in Group C standings. We all know their fate and we still don’t expect them to win points in their group even if their opponents, European giants Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and Inter, play with their B squads. The quality difference between them and their Champions League opponents is huge. Plzen should be happy they made it so far because their squad costs less than Robert Lewandowski or Sadio Mane.
One thing that Viktoria Plzen has going for them is a fine home record with six wins in the last seven matches. However, they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Inter Milan in their previous home fixture at Doosan Arena. Beyond their Champions League struggles, Plzen has been slightly inconsistent in recent weeks, picking up just one win from the last five matches across all competitions. If you’re betting online, they are not exactly the team you would back in the Champions League.
They have already opened up a four-point gap at the top of the Czech domestic league while boasting a game in hand on their opponents. Their fans will definitely create a great atmosphere on Wednesday but that’s not enough. They remain without Pavel Bucha, who is suspended for two more matches in Europe after being red-carded during the 2-0 defeat at home to Inter.
Bayern Munich Hit by Injuries
Bayern Munich can put one foot in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage with another victory away at Viktoria Plzen. Bayern has won each of their last 10 group games, including all nine under Julian Nagelsmann, and success on Wednesday would set a Champions League record for the most consecutive group victories in the tournament’s history.
They have made the perfect start to their Champions League campaign so far, having beaten each of their three opponents without conceding a single goal. We can’t say the same about their domestic league, where they already dropped 11 points in nine games. They enter this clash on the back of a 2-2-2 draw in Der Klassiker against Dortmund and they are trailing leaders Union Berlin by four points.
The UCL qualification issues are probably already solved, providing that they avoid a shock defeat on their travels this week. Nagelsmann likely is more focused on ensuring that his side’s league form picks up.
Bayern have several players ruled out of their trip to Plzen, with injuries to Matthijs de Ligt, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies, and Bouna Sarr leaving Nagelsmann incredibly short of defensive options. Serge Gnabry is doubtful due to a knock while Jamal Musiala tested positive for Covid. They are still great going forward, but we don’t expect them to cover the spread on Wednesday so we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Viktoria Plzen vs Bayern Munich Head-to-Head
Bayern Munich is unbeaten in their last 31 Champions League group games, winning 28 in the process. They’ve won all five of their previous mutual encounters with Plzen and they won 10 of the last 13 head-to-heads against Czech clubs. The Bavarian giants scored 18 times in their last five fixtures against Plzen and they are yet to concede in Europe this season. Plzen has scored just one goal this term in the Champions League.
Viktoria Plzen vs Bayern Munich Match Information
- Game: Viktoria Plzen (0-0-3) vs Bayern Munich (3-0-0)
- Location: Doosan Arena (Plzen)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 3 p.m. ET
- Viktoria Plzen vs Bayern Munich Live Stream: fubo.tv
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Viktoria Plzen vs Bayern Munich Betting Lines
Viktoria Plzen vs Bayern Munich Prediction
As expected, the visitors enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -575 on the three-way Moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 3½.
Bayern Munich has been excellent defensively in the Champions League odds and has yet to concede a goal, but they are missing many of their key players for this clash and we will probably see many new faces. They will probably win this game because the quality gap between them and their opponents is huge even if they will use their B squad. Will they cover? We don’t expect them to push and play their best football, so maybe a 1-0 or 2-0 scoreline might be a good side bet.